Welcome to my collection. My topic is birds and I collect mostly covers but I will show you a variety of philatelic material that is part my collection.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Cover from Italy

This is my first cover from Italy where bird stamps are used.  It is also my first registered cover from that country.  The set on it was issued in 1995.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea): It can be found in some parts of Africa and in temperate Asia and Europe.  In the colder areas it is migratory.  It has four subspecies.  It feeds on frogs, fish, insects, reptiles, small mammals and other birds' chicks.
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus): This bird of prey lives in Asia, north Africa and southern Europe.  It can be found in Cyprus too.  In the wild it can live for 50-70 years.  It is a scavenger.
Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos): I already presented it on a stamp from Algeria.
White-winged snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis): This species of sparrow can be found in southern Europe and western and central Asia.  It has four subspecies.  It feeds on seeds and insects.

3 comments:

  1. I came in search for some good cover letters, but google brought me here, anyways i was really happy to come across this site and happy to know about bird stamps, excellent pack of articles, keep it up!@bose

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  2. In may from FRance, it'll be a block about LPO with 4 stamps, do you like make a swap with me????
    valerie.k.lebreton@orange.fr

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  3. Grey heron is found on different colors like black, brown and white.

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